Saadani National Park is the only wildlife sanctuary that is bordering with the Indian Ocean. The park was formerly known as Sadaani Game Reserve. Saadani National Park encompasses Wami River and Zaraninge Forest.
The Saadani National Park is such a heavenly park that allows beach meeting the wildlife, where you can experience both in one location. It is the 13th largest national park in Tanzania, covering approximately 1,100 sq km.
There are many villages surrounding the park. The Saadani village was an important harbor town and a slave trading center of East Africa. Currently, the village has an inhabitants of around 800 people, who have their principal livelihood of fishing.
Saadani National Park has a coastal vegetation such as palm trees and Tidal mangrove forest. Around the Wami River, there are large sycamore figs. The open woodlands mirrors a part of Selous Game Reserve, while the vast grassy areas represent the small Serengeti (Serengeti Ndogo in Swahili).
The animals that might be seen are elephants, lions, zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs, wildebeest, waterbucks, sable antelopes, hyenas and many more.
The activities that can be performed in Saadani are game drives, guided walking, boat safari on Wami River, bird watching, swimming and sunbathing on the beach, culture and historical tours in the nearby villages.
From Dar es salaam, Saadani National Park is approximately 150 km via Bagamoyo. The drive via Mkata will be longer, just little over 300 km.
You will be picked up from your hotel after an early breakfast and proceed to Saadani National Park, Lunch at the Saadani National Park hotels. Afternoon, game drive of Saadani National Park. Dinner and overnight at Saadani Safari Lodge (L,D)
After breakfast, morning game drive through the Saadani National Park. Return to the Lodge for Lunch. Afternoon, return to Dar es Salaam City (B,L).
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